The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Technician role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Technician
Rank 559 519 549
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Technician 28 25 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.052% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.057% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 1
Average daily rate £150 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £175 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 19
Average hourly rate £15.68 £14.88 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.34% +35.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £17.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.68 £14.94 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +10.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Desktop Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Desktop Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK.

Desktop Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -80 25 £151 -8.33% 9
North West -12 6 - - 1
London -21 5 £129 -24.26% 2
Manchester -11 4 - - 1
South West -19 4 £200 - 3
Scotland -10 3 £145 -22.66%
South East -15 3 £115 -
East of England -26 3 £125 -21.87% 1
Somerset - 3 £200 - 1
West Midlands -14 2 £80 -
Yorkshire -19 2 - - 1
Surrey -9 1 £115 -
City of London -13 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Worcester - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Redditch - - - -
Salisbury - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Desktop Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title.

1 38 (77.55%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows 7
3 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
4 18 (36.73%) Windows XP
5 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
6 11 (22.45%) MS Office
7 10 (20.41%) Migration
8 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
8 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
9 7 (14.29%) Internet
9 7 (14.29%) ITIL
9 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (12.24%) Finance
10 6 (12.24%) SCCM
11 5 (10.20%) Time Management
11 5 (10.20%) TOWER Software
11 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
11 5 (10.20%) Citrix
11 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (10.20%) VMware
11 5 (10.20%) Backup Exec
12 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (8.16%) SLA
12 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
13 3 (6.12%) Application Packaging
13 3 (6.12%) Telecoms

Desktop Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Technician in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Lync
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
1 11 (22.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) assyst
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.08%) VoIP
3 2 (4.08%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (2.04%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) DHCP
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) LAN
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MSI
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (77.55%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows 7
3 18 (36.73%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.04%) AIX
8 1 (2.04%) HPUX
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (10.20%) Time Management
4 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 1 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.04%) Workflow
5 1 (2.04%) Data Management
5 1 (2.04%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.04%) OO
5 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.04%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) Java
1 1 (2.04%) PHP
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) MCP
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (38.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) TOWER Software
2 5 (10.20%) Citrix
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 2 (4.08%) AppSense
3 2 (4.08%) Symantec
3 2 (4.08%) Nortel
3 2 (4.08%) Avaya
3 2 (4.08%) Altiris
4 1 (2.04%) Lumension
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) CA
4 1 (2.04%) Lotus
4 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Reuters
4 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
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